Seventeen year-old shape-changer Zora lives at the isolated estate Eagle's Rest, where she has spent her entire life being trained to be the next priestess of the Earth Mother. But when the old priestess dies, the Goddess chooses her cousin Kassie instead, leaving Zora hurt, bewildered, and wondering what to do with the rest of her life.
She takes Kassie's place on the annual search for more shape-changers for the school Lord Ranulf runs, and an additional errand at the end of the trip sends her and her cousin Kyril to a matriarchal city-state named Diadem. There both of them are chosen by the Goddess, for very different roles, and Zora learns that much of what she knew about herself and her parents wasn't quite the truth...
|Publisher:||Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)|
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Mending Fate by Elisabeth Waters is the long-awaited sequel to her enchanting debut novel, Changing Fate, winner of the 1989 Gryphon Award. In an era when most Young Adult literature is set in dismal, dystopic worlds, replete with drugs, crime, and meaningless sex, the “Fate” novels offer a tale that are exciting and engaging yet hopeful. Instead of copying the current fashion, the style remains true to the first book, a clear authorial voice that conveys the personalities, predicaments, compassion, sweetness, and humor of the teenaged characters. Mending Fate is a coming-of-age story in the best sense, with the heroine finding her own place in the world, accepting responsibilities, forging friendships. I especially loved her reaction to her own disappointed expectations by transforming into a fish because fish don’t experience strong emotions – what teenager hasn’t wanted to escape their feelings?